Publisher description for Myths of the nation : national identity and literary representation / Rumina Sethi.


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This book focuses on the construction of forms of historical consciousness in narratives, or schools of narrative. The study seeks to underscore what goes behind the writing of `true' and `authentic' histories by treating historical fiction as the literary dimension of nationalist ideology. It traces nationalism from its abstract underpinnings to its concrete manifestation in historical fiction which underwrites the Indian freedom struggle.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Indic literature (English) -- History and criticism.
Nationalism and literature -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Politics and literature -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Literature and history -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Gandhi, -- Mahatma, -- 1869-1948 -- Influence.
Group identity in literature.
Nationalism in literature.
Raja Rao. -- Kanthapura.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Myth in literature.